Aussie Damper Bread Recipe - Great camping recipe!

Aussie Damper Bread Recipe - Great camping recipe!

Damper is a bread that is often made in Australia during camping trips and picnics in the great outdoors.

It is a quick bread made with self-raising flour rather than yeast and is usually cooked in a cast iron pot.

However, this recipe is perfect if you don't have a pot, because you can just wrap the dough around sticks and cook it that way.

But please make sure that the sticks that you choose are from a non-poisonous tree.


* 4 cups self-raising flour
* 1 1/2 cups water
* a pinch of salt
* 2 tablespoons butter
* 1 cup grated cheese
* 1 teaspoon chives
* 1 teaspoon crisp bacon, crumbled
* 1 small onion


Rub the butter into the flour. Add the salt. When it looks like crumbs, add water and the rest of the ingredients. Mix with a wooden spoon until it is a sticky dough.

Turn out on to a floured board and mold into a round.

Place in a well-greased cake tin and cut across to make 8 or 10 servings.

Bake for 20 minutes in a moderately hot oven or until it sounds hollow when you tap on it. Turn out and serve hot with butter.

If you are cooking on an open fire you could try wrapping the dough in aluminum foil before you place it in the coals, or even try wrapping the dough around a stick and cooking suspended over the flames.

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